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National Science Board and Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences Hold Fall Meetings

November 21, 2019

The National Science Board (NSB) met on November 19th and 20th. NSF Director, France Córdova, reviewed recent NSF activities and accomplishments including Nobel Prize and MacArthur winners supported by NSF. Córdova announced Convergence Accelerator awards for two Big Ideas: Harnessing the Data Revolution and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Daniel Gorogg was among the new senior staff announced. He recently joined the Social, Behavioral and Economic

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NIH – FABBS Advocacy and Recent Awards

November 6, 2019

FABBS responded to NINDS Request for Comment on their strategic plan. Colleagues from National Academy for Neuropsychology (NAN), helped to inform FABBS’ comments. The submission encouraged NINDS to increase the integration of basic neuroscience/neurological research with neuropsychological research, including specific examples, as they move forward with their strategic plan. Another FABBS member society, Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, also submitted comments.

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Members Announced for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

November 6, 2019

Late last month, President Trump issued an executive order that brought new life to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), an advisory committee to advise the president on topics concerning science, technology, and innovation. Variations of this board date back to 1933 with former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Science Advisory Board, but it officially became PCAST during President George H. W. Bush’s administration in 1990.  The

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Sudip Parikh to head AAAS

November 6, 2019

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that Sudip Parikh will serve as the next chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals. AAAS aims to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” The organization has extensive programs in policy analysis, diversifying the science and technology workforce, public engagement, science education, and

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